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Sony negotiating PSP music downloads?

Sony negotiating PSP music downloads?

Sony are tipped to be negotiating music deals that would see the PSP gaming handheld get on-device downloads.  According to unnamed sources within the music industry, Sony has been talking to "some of the major recording companies" about the prospect of offering music downloads through the PlayStation Network.

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Sony trims Q2 2012 losses with Mobile revenue mirage

Sony trims Q2 2012 losses with Mobile revenue mirage

Sony trimmed its losses and saw a slight uptick in sales for its Q2 2012 financial period, though still faces more drastic restructuring and a drop in revenue for full-year figures. Losses amounted to $198m in the three month period - better than Q1's $312m loss - while sales and operating revenue crept up slightly to $20.5bn [pdf link], a rise of 1.9-percent year-on-year. Sony credits its Mobile Products & Communications (MP&C) division for that success, thanks to a little company wrangling, though it was offset by continued dreary performance in LCD TV sales.

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Sony Q1 2012: Income down 77% as gaming, mobile and TVs dive

Sony Q1 2012: Income down 77% as gaming, mobile and TVs dive

Sony has revealed its latest financial results for Q1 2012, and the news is dire: operating income down 77.2-percent compared to last year, and losses of 24.6bn yen ($356m) for the three month period. A surprise boost in performance from Sony Mobile , brought in-house to the Mobile Products and Communications Division, saw overall sales reach $19.2bn, Sony says [pdf link], but the price of actually combining those teams disproportionally chewed through income.

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June NPD: Lego Batman 2 on top, game sales down overall

June NPD: Lego Batman 2 on top, game sales down overall

NPD has released its report of video game sales data for June 2012, and like the months before, it isn't all that pretty. Overall sales of both hardware and software were down 30% year-over-year, dropping from $989 million in June 2011 to $699 million last month. Hardware was the biggest loser, falling a whopping 45% to just $201 million in June.

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Sony to reveal PS3, Vita ebook platform

Sony to reveal PS3, Vita ebook platform

If you like the idea of ebooks, but hate the fact that you can't read them from 10 feet away on the living room sofa, Sony might have the solution to your problems. Okay, we're exaggerating a bit. There's a rumor that Sony is working on a digital books section to the PlayStation Store, but it is hardly going to try to be a competitor to the Kindle, iBooks, or Nook.

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